The Empire Theatre has lit up the night in support of health workers and to highlight the struggling entertainment industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
As part a national initiative by the Australasian Lighting Industry Association (ALIA), the Empire Theatre's spectacular light show was projected onto the facade of the art deco theatre from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 15 April and was livestreamed on social media.
Light Unite was undertaken as a mark of respect to all fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and to draw attention to the plight of the entertainment industry during this incredibly difficult time.
Venues and manufacturers around the country joined with the initiative, projecting on buildings and venues all over Australia including hospitals, theatres and landmark buildings.
The Empire Theatres technical team and graphic designer created the original concept for the projection, with included imagery from the Empire Theatres previous musical productions, from inside the auditorium, impressive colourful projections and the faces of local health workers.
The Empire Theatres team was thrilled to be able to provide a positive message and beacon of hope that could be enjoyed from the safety of patron's homes.
Please note all tickets purchased will be emailed in PDF format to the ticket purchaser approximately 48 hours prior to the performance due to COVID safe seating requirements. All patrons must provide their name, address, phone number and email before the performance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Increased hygiene facilities and social distancing measures are in place including COVID safe seating in the auditoriums, contactless payment preferred, and extensive contact tracing policies required for all patrons.
We encourage and support the use of the COVID Safe App. For more information on the Empire Theatre COVID Safe operations please visit the COVID Safe page of our website.